Leilani Alvarez MBA 22

"UC Davis does an amazing job at fostering a culture of authentic, empathetic leadership. I truly cherish the talent and kindness I see every day in this community of peers."

Professional Experience

  • Marketing Manager:  Credit Suisse - Private Equity Group
  • Chief of Staff:  Brady Corporation
  • Investor Relations Manager:  Palisades Capital
  • Chief of Staff, Franchise Relations:  Dine Brands
  • Contract role -  Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives: SADA (a Google partner)

Student Leadership and Experience

  • Action for Diversity and Inclusion 21-Week Anti-Racism Challenge participant


  • A.A. in English literature and liberal arts, Santa Monica College
  • B.A, in economics, Cal State University, Northridge
  • 2022 MBA candidate with a focus in organizational behavior, UC Davis

Fun Facts

  • I wrote my first book at age five called, “The Magic Shoes.”
  • I will drop whatever I’m doing if I see Michelle Obama on TV.
  • While in a small boat on the Zambezi River, I saw a crocodile eating a water buffalo. I look back at the video and think to myself, “what the heck was I thinking going on that little boat.”